The San Leandro City Council adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP) at their meeting on Monday (Dec. 21).
In response to significant input from Bay East members the Council removed the Residential Energy Conservation Ordinance (RECO) that was part of the original version of the CAP. The RECO was replaced with several alternatives that included incentives and financial assistance for property owners to perform energy efficiency upgrades. Unfortunately, a point-of-sale requirement was included as an option in the future. On a brighter note, the council directed staff to include REALTORS® in the implementation of the CAP.
The city council action on this item, while not a complete victory for REALTORS® and property owners, shows that our voice was heard in city hall. Special thanks to those Bay East members who sent e-mails, made phone calls, met with city council members and testified at the meeting.